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The Dorm Life

The Weekend Life

The boarding curriculum encourages students to take advantage of the cultural, educational, historical, and recreational activities afforded in the metropolitan Atlanta area. The resident life faculty plans weekend outings to various venues as well as to local shops for students to purchase needed items. A goal of the curriculum is to have students doing a variety of activities.


Activities are usually planned for Friday evening, Saturday afternoon, and Sunday afternoon. The cost of these activities are included in the cost of tuition. Weekend activities include professional and college sporting events such as football, basketball, baseball, and soccer games; cultural activities such as professional theatre productions, movies, museums, musical performances; visits to historical sites; recreational activities such as Six Flags Over Georgia, White Water, Renaissance Festival, Stone Mountain, Lake Lanier and the North Georgia Fair; and outdoor activities, including skiing, canoeing, or boating. Students also have recreational activities at school such as viewing movies, free time in the recreation room, and physical activities.

Typical Dorm Activities

  • Six Flags Over Georgia: Enjoy the rides at one of the country’s premier entertainment parks.
  • Atlanta Zoo: Discover and learn about animals at the Atlanta Zoo.
  • Atlanta Braves Baseball: A day at the ballpark enjoying professional baseball
  • Paintball Atlanta: A premier outdoor paintball facility that offers 5 fields for competitive play
  • Sweet Auburn Festival: A festival that celebrates the district in downtown Atlanta
  • Georgia Force Soccer: Great professional sports viewing at the Gwinnett Center
  • Georgia Renaissance Festival: Students will enjoy a day of renaissance-themed activities
  • White Water Rafting: Getting out on the water to enjoy the rapids
  • Fox Theatre: Experiencing Broadway-style musical performances at Atlanta’s fabulous Fox Theatre

Sunday: Boarders Return to Campus

Any boarders who leave campus for the weekend must arrive and sign in by 6:00 p.m. on Sunday in the commons (or otherwise designated location). Students must report in neat, casual attire. Parents and hosts are to anticipate traffic and weather conditions in making plans to return to campus.

In emergency or other situations, parents or hosts should call the school at 770-394-8177, ext. 250, to notify the school of the late arrival time.